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Experience the Dingle Peninsula in a family-friendly cottage right on the ocean

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Four bedroom cottage with sea views and beach access

This peaceful seaside holiday house is a perfect base to explore the Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry or to stay put and walk to the local beautiful beaches. The house is at the end of a peninsula with open sea-views and beach access all around. The house is currently a family home with two small children and is very family friendly. The photos will be complete when we move out. Please contact me for more information about the house in the meantime. The house sleeps a maximum of seven guests in four bedrooms. There are two bedrooms with double (full/queen) beds and two smaller rooms with bunk beds and a twin bed. There is good size living space between the kitchen, sitting room, conservatory and back patio.The guests will have full use of the house and the garden. There is a back patio, deck, swing set, BBQ. There are beaches within walking distance of the house, including at the end of the cliff out front. The house is situated in a private garden that includes another small rental cottage. There could be guests in this cottage (max 2) but there is a separate parking/outdoor space for them and noise does not travel between the houses. We lived next door to this cottage last summer and rarely saw the guests coming and going.

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

About Colleen

I am originally from Maine but have been living in Ireland since 2005. My husband is from the area and we moved out to the Maharees in 2010 from Tralee. We updated the house and lived lived here with our two young children. We are moving to Maine and would love other families to enjoy the peaceful and unique beauty of this property. We have lots of advice and knowledge for travelers new to Ireland. Kerry is the highlight of any trip and and it offers enough contrasting landscape between the lakes of Killarney, the rocky coast of the Ring of Kerry and the cliffs of Slea Head and dunes of the Maharees to satisfy any visitor.

Colleen purchased this cottage in 2010


Castlegregory Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Experience the Dingle Peninsula in a family-friendly cottage right on the ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect setting, sea and mountain views from every window

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent 3 glorious weeks at this seaside retreat - and we hated leaving! It sits directly on Tralee Bay at the end of the Maharees peninsula. The fenced yard and swing set were perfect for our young children, the front lawn became our own soccer pitch! Hiking trails and beaches adjoin the property. Since the house sits at the end of the street - it's very private and secluded. No cars. No trucks. No noise! The front porch became the venue for morning coffee and evening cocktails overlooking the sail and fishing boats. We rented the adjacent home for our guests - which worked out perfectly. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home directly on the ocean with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful, it had everything we needed. The kitchen was well outfitted, the beds were comfortable, the front room looks directly at the ocean. This home sits right on the water where you can watch a family of seals and dophins jumping across the water. Stunning views, both day and night. We watch the fishermen and actually went to the pier when they brought there catch in, and bought some lobsters and had a feast.

The location was perfect close enough to encourage day trips although, I always felt sorry leaving that view. Dingle Town is a beautiful drive over the Conor Pass (more stunning scenery) and Tralee, Kenmare, Kilarney are all places to visit and make for a lovely day's outing.

I can't say enough about this home and its location. There are numerous beaches, the people are so very friendly. The house in sitting right the on the "Wild Atlantic Way" and actually passes beside the cottage and continues along the coast, we walked it every day. The home is suitable for families, couples or groups of friends. You need not worry about being comfortable or wanting for anything it is all provided. Although when you are at the cottage you feel as though it is remote, it isn't; in the sense that so much is just a fairly short drive. Great restaurants are only 5 - 10 minutes and the pub is 1 mile away. You have nothing to worry about in this home except taking in the salt air and the amazing views.

Thank you Colleen, it wasn't just a rental, it was an amazing and wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Green Room
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Castlegregory Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Spillane's Bar and Restaraunt
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: necessary

The Maharees is a sandy peninsula on the northern side of the Dingle Peninsula outside the village of Castlegregory. It is a very popular holiday destination because of the unique beauty between the mountains and the sea.

The Maharees consists of two small clusters of houses called Kilshannig and Fahamore, but the whole area is known as the Maharees because of the seven Maharee Islands just off the shore. Long sandy beaches flank both sides of the peninsula and offer opportunities for walking, relaxing or water sports. Brandon Bay is a world famous wind surfing spot and popular surf spot. Tralee Bay offers calmer swimming and waters sports for children at Sandy Bay. Scraggane Bay and Sandy Bay are perfect to try Stand Up Paddling and there are equipment rentals and lessons for all water sports available through two local companies.

The local beaches are all within five km from the holiday homes and there is a small cove directly in front of the property. Scraggane Bay and Tralee Bay are just a five minute walk down the road or guests can relax in the house and garden and enjoy the sea breeze and views without moving at all.

The area is very popular with walkers and hikers of all levels. Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest mountain can be climbed from Cloghane or Dingle. The local area offers great birdwatching and sean and lake fishing, as well.

The Green Room Bar and Spillane’s Bar & Restaurant are both an easy reach by foot, bike or car. The Island’s Restaurant overlooks the pier in Fahamore and opens for lunch and dinner in the summer. There are more pubs and restaurants in the village and Dingle has some of the best restaurants in the country. There is a farmer’s market in Dingle on Friday morning, one in Tralee on Saturday morning and a Country Market in Castlegregory on Sunday mornings in the summer.

The Dingle Peninsula is home to many talented artists and craft producers, some of which work in Castlegregory. More information can be found online and locally about Original Kerry craft trails, where guests can visit artisans' workshops.

Castlegregory village lies halfway between Tralee and Dingle and is easily accessible from either town. It is a great location for exploring the South West of Ireland and the many beautiful attractions in County Kerry. It is also a must-see stop on the new Wild Atlantic Way that runs down Ireland’s west coast ( The village has a small supermarket, ATM (inside the Spar), post office, hair & beauty salons, Church, pharmacy, cafe, restaurants and pubs.

Although Castlegregory is very popular in the summer, wilder weather in winter gives guests a unique experience and taste of life on Ireland's west coast. The Periwinkle is a great spot for cosying up, reading a book and watching the waves and wind batter the islands. It is perfect for guests looking for time to think or be creative.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

There is small studio cottage which sleeps a couple or single guest on the property for larger groups or guests that would like more space. Please let me know if you'd like a quote to use this cottage as well.

Please note that guests are expected to clean the rental before checking-out. Cleaning, does not involve laundry or linens, but should be to the standard where the cleaner should only have to vacuum, wash floors and empty the dishwasher. If the house requires hours of additional cleaning, guests will be charged $50 from their deposit. If you would prefer to pay for cleaning, please let me know in advance.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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